Evolutionary relationships of cultivated psychrophilic and barophilic deep-sea bacteria. Academic Article uri icon


  • Evolutionary relationships of cultivated barophilic bacteria were determined. All psychrophilic and barophilic isolates were affiliated with one of five genera of the gamma subdivision of the class Proteobacteria ((gamma)-Proteobacteria): Shewanella, Photobacterium, Colwellia, Moritella, and a new group containing strain CNPT3. The data indicate that the barophilic phenotype has evolved independently in different (gamma)-Proteobacteria genera.

publication date

  • May 1997